Exhibition of the Week: Steve DiBenedetto’s “Who Wants to Know?”

Steve DiBenedetto,”Quarry,” 2010, oil on canvas, 78 x 116″

Steve DiBenedetto, “Scene Selection,” 2010, oil on canvas, 60 x 48″

Steve DiBenedetto, “Template,” 2010, oil on canvas, 60 x 48″

Steve DiBenedetto’s new paintings at David Nolan have the super-charged jangling energy of previous work, but he’s working looser, scraping down and thinning the paint to create a less clotty version of his networked schematics, underground bunkers, and knotty roadways. Finally, there’s room to breath.

Steve DiBenedetto: Who Wants to Know?” David Nolan, New York, NY. Through Jan 8, 2011.

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One Comment

  1. AHHHH…Yes! Now this is what painting is. Not some dead lifeless, joyless analytic wasteland (K. Ho anyone?). You don't even have to talk about this art to realize that there is power within it. The art is self-evident.

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